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Judgement On Common Assault Case Delivered

Sep 9, 2009, 6:54 AM | Article By: Binta Fatty

Magistrate Fred Foster of the Brikama Magistrates' Court recently delivered judgement in a common assault case against one Yassin Gibba.

In his judgement, Magistrate Foster told the court that the accused was charged with the offence of common assault, a charge she pleaded not guilty.

He said the prosecution case was that, the convict Yassin Gibba hit one Isatou Sarr with a stick on her hand. He said the prosecution in an effort to prove their case had called in two witnesses, while the accused testified on her own. 

"I am satisfied that the prosecution has proved his case beyond all reasonable doubt," he stated.

The accused Yassin Gibba, in her plea of mitigation, told the court that she is a Grade 8 student of Tujereh Upper Basic School.

According to her, it happened because the complainant owed her some money and refused to pay back.

He, therefore, sentenced the convict to a fine of D300, in default to serve one month in prison.